Last night Mr L made a very strong statement.
I was talking to him about the new look on the blog, about Tropic and about Scrapbookerry.
I was telling him how excited I was about the blog, and how well Tropic was going and that I had no idea what to do with Scrapbookerry.
He looked at me, he walked out to the kitchen and then came back into the room and said
“You were at your happiest when you were just blogging”
“When you weren’t doing all these other things, and it was just you writing on the blog and blogging you were at your happiest”
It has made me think, he is probably right, I think I was at my happiest when I just had the blog. But I have never really thought the blog was enough.
I am a person that likes to have lots of things happening at once, but I am not really sure I ever do any of them that well.
So I have been sitting and thinking about things all evening and trying to work out a way forward.
I love blogging.
I love Tropic.
I love Scrapbookerry.
And I love learning, my photography and my writing course.
But none of them come above my family and Mr L.
But I have to admit that something has to give.
I can not do all of them well at the moment.
I adore the new look on the blog, and I want to write and write on here.
I adore Tropic, and I love selling it and showing it to everyone I know.
But over the past few weeks Scrapbookerry has taken a back seat, firstly because the room is a mess and I can’t actually get in there. But secondly, because I am finding it really hard to get sales, or find anyone interested in what I am doing.
So what to do?
I am not shutting anything down, so don’t worry.
But things are changing.
I love to Scrapbook, and love scrapbook albums, but have the biggest backlog of pages, and mini albums, to complete. I have hundreds of photos that aren’t organised and something I have wanted to do for a long time is to catch up.
So this is what I am going to do.
I am going to be mum.
I am going to be housekeeper and wife.
I am going to blog.
I am going to sell Tropic.
And I am going catch up on my backlog of scrapbooking, and sort out my photos.
I will be documenting my journey with the organising of the photos and the scrapbook albums, over on the Scrapbookerry blog, and here, and the website will stay the same. I am not stopping selling products, but I am not developing any new at the moment, so it really wont look any different, but it will be a bit quieter to what it has been.
I am gradually going to work through the pile until I can no longer see a pile.
And I am excited!
I am excited to have a plan and to finally get working on something that I have wanted to complete for so many years.
So as I keep saying at the moment watch this space!